Art­house rock

Harper's Bazaar (India) - - BAZAAR HOTLIST -

ashish anand “In­dia Art Fair is among the most sig­nif­i­cant events in the In­dian art scene. We’re show­cas­ing close to 1,000 works of art—in a mu­se­um­like dis­play—in­clud­ing the pi­o­neer­ing pieces of In­dian mod­ern art be­gin­ning from the 19th cen­tury to con­tem­po­rary times. With so much ground to cover, we’ve cu­rated the ex­hi­bi­tion

into nine cat­e­gories, be­gin­ning from the Early Ben­gal School to works by mod­ern fig­ures such as MF Hu­sain, Ak­bar Padamsee, and the Cho­la­man­dal Artists’

Vil­lage. Another high­light will be our sculp­ture sec­tion that will in­clude must-see pieces by the likes of Satish Gu­jral, Dhan­raj Bhagat, KS Rad­hakr­ish­nan, and

Raghav Kane­ria.”

su­naina anand “More than a place for afi­ciona­dos, the Fair is a way of draw­ing in those who are not as fa­mil­iar with art. Lur­ing the crowds in this year at the Fair’s en­trance will be Paresh Maity’s in­stal­la­tion, Paresh has turned in­dus­trial scrap to cre­ate 50 ants that will line the walls and floor on the days of the Fair. The ge­nius re­ally is his abil­ity to use sim­ple, re­dun­dant ma­te­rial, and turn­ing it into a work that speaks about the en­ergy and strength that comes from be­ing to­gether. Some por­tions of the in­stal­la­tion have been viewed be­fore, but this is the first time is be­ing show­cased in In­dia, in its en­tirety.”

Un­ti­tled paint­ing by MF Hu­sain

Paresh Maity

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